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  • Oxford Instruments launches X-MET8000 Expert Geo - a new high-performance handheld XRF analyser for fast on-site environmental screening

    Oxford Instruments has added the X-MET8000 Expert Geo to its successful range of X-MET8000 handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analysers for rapid, on-site environmental soil and sediment testing. X-MET8000 Expert Geo offers fast screening for heavy metals, dramatically reducing the need for laboratory analyses and their associated cost. Easy to use and ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Fast Aluminum Sorting with Handheld X-ray

    Introducing the Turbocharged X-300 and the SciAps Aluminum App The X-300 is now available with a “turbocharged” option and an optimized aluminum alloy sorting app. SciAps’ latest X-ray tube technology operates at a beam current of 500 uA in the low voltage setting. Other brand’s are limited to 100 uA – 200 uA. The highly energized ...


    By SciAps, Inc.

  • EMSL Now Offering Rare Earth Metals Testing

    EMSL is pleased to announce its capability to analyze the entire rare earth series of elements.  Rare Earth elements are a series of 17 elements on the periodic table that include: Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, and Lutetium. Rare Earth Elements are critical ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • SenSafe™ Water Metals Check for water quality testing

    SenSafe™ Water Metals Check for water quality testing A quick and affordable solution for testing metal concentrations in drinking water.Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator ...

  • Labiotest tested its installation in a noble metal foundry

    Labiotest boasts several installations in foundry sector with excellent results. In consideration of the always greater attention paid to the working environments and customers, Labiotest tested its installation in a noble metal foundry. The intervention was targeted to abate dusts in the smokes of fusion and refinery department in order to improve the quality of working environments. Thanks to ...


    By Labiotest Srl

  • EMSL Receives Accreditation to Test Metals and Pesticides from North Dakota

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that the North Dakota State Department of Health has granted our request for official certification for the analysis of metals and pesticides, including TCLP, using the SW-846 method in the State of North Dakota. (Cert # R-208) This accreditation is reciprocal with our State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection certification for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Phenomenex Metal GC Columns Deliver Higher Reproducibility for Petrochemical Testing

    Torrance, CA (August 4, 2010) - Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces the Zebron ZB-1XT SimDist - a metal GC column specially designed for simulated distillation analyses in petrochemical applications.  The new column features Phenomenex's unique Glass Infusion technology, which ensures consistent ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • Test metal, concrete & other surfaces for residual oil contamination

    Surficial sampling and analysis is used to assess the existence and/or extent of oil contamination on various surfaces, rather than in soil, sediment or water. Applications include testing wipe samples for residual oils coated on aluminum, steel or other metal parts after the manufacturing process. This includes ventilation ducts, fans, AC coils and other metal working processes to see how well ...

  • ASTM F1147 - 05(2011) standard test method for tension testing of calcium phosphate and metallic coatings

    The tensile test method is recommended for tension testing of calcium phosphate/substrate or porous metal coating/substrate combinations and can provide information on the adhesive or cohesive strength of coatings under (uniaxial) tensile stress. The test method may be useful for comparative evaluation of adhesive or cohesive strengths of a variety of types of coatings. Coatings may be ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E8 / E8M - 11 Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    Tension tests provide information on the strength and ductility of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses. This information may be useful in comparisons of materials, alloy development, quality control, and design under certain circumstances. The results of tension tests of specimens machined to standardized dimensions from selected portions ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM F1044 - 05(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Calcium Phosphate Coatings and Metallic Coatings

    The shear test method is recommended for shear testing of calcium phosphate and metallic/substrate combinations and can provide information on the adhesive or cohesive strength of coatings under a uniaxial shear stress. The test method may be useful for comparative evaluation of adhesive or cohesive strengths of a variety of types of coatings. Information developed using this test method may be ...


    By ASTM International

  • Earthworms for heavy metal

    Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Swati Pattnaik and M. Vikram Reddy of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, at Pondicherry University, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water metals check

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator that develops red in the presence of metals. Simple color matching determines the levels of metal in water after a 30 second dip. This product ...

  • ASTM F1160 - 05(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Shear and Bending Fatigue Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Medical and Composite Calcium Phosphate/Metallic Coatings

    The shear and bending fatigue tests are used to determine the effect of variations in material, geometry, surface condition, stress, and so forth, on the fatigue resistance of coated metallic materials subjected to direct stress for up to 107 cycles. These tests may be used as a relative guide to the selection of coated materials for service under condition of repeated stress. In order ...


    By ASTM International

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • ASTM B417 - 11 standard test Method for apparent density of non-free-flowing metal powders using the Carney funnel

    This test method provides a guide for evaluation of an important physical characteristic of a powder known as the apparent density. The measured apparent density bears a relationship to the mass of powder that will fill a fixed volume die cavity. The degree of correlation between the results of this test and the performance of powders during use may vary with each particular application. ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM B214 - 07(2011) standard test method for sieve analysis of metal powders

    The particle size distribution of a metal powder affects its behavior in P/M processing and other applications of these materials. The test method may be part of the purchase agreement between powder supplier and user, or it may be an internal quality control test for either. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the dry sieve analysis of metal ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E1457 - 07e4 standard test method for measurement of creep crack growth times in metals

    Creep crack growth rate expressed as a function of the steady state C* or K characterizes the resistance of a material to crack growth under conditions of extensive creep deformation or under brittle creep conditions. Background information on the rationale for employing the fracture mechanics approach in the analyses of creep crack growth data is given in (8, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Receives Positive Test Results and Recommendation for Sawgrass Lake Park Heavy Metals Remediation Project

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) Global has received the following final test results and recommendation for the Sawgrass Lakes Park project located in St. Petersburg, Florida. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS OF TREATABILITY STUDY AND PILOT TEST EXCERPTS OF THE FULL REPORT BY ART ENGINEERING LLC. Based on the results of the evaluation of remedial technologies, two ...


    By Marketwire

  • Pharmaceuticals recalled due to metallic contaminants

    This month a manufacturer of an intravenous blood pressure medication announced a voluntary recall of their product because of the potential presence of foreign matter. The material, according to reports, is made up of sub visible inert stainless steel particulates of approximately 2.5 microns in diameter.Contaminated pharmaceuticals are not a new phenomenon. In the past there have been numerous ...


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